This topic does matter very much to some. It is also an important way to evangelize and cause people to think.
I agree with Enoch in that assumptions are made and they could be wrong. It occurs to me, also, that facts were altered in some cases to support the theory instead of the theory being fully supported by factual evidence. It seemed to me that where facts were unavailable then giant leaps were made in an attempt to prove something not in existence. An example of what I am saying is that as I read various articles written on evolution the terms "Let us suppose that ..." and other assumptions are used frequently. This always bothered me. If we are to take evolution as fact, then assumptions have no place here. IMHO
I have also read that carbon dating is not precise and has been found to be wrong in many cases. This concerns me, too. One example of this is found in a book called, "Dinosaurs and The Bible." I don't have the author right now, but I do own the book. Until then, a google search may give the author.
I home schooled my children and somewhere around this house I have some excellent Science books that are Christian and I will locate them one day and share the information given. I will at least be able to share the book titles and authors and let you make your own assumptions from that. *LOL* Just had to use the word assumption again.
I have always stated there are so many holes in the evolution theory that it made it difficult for me to believe. I think it takes more faith to believe in evolution than it does to believe in creation.
One example is this - let us think of things happening randomly opposed to intelligence being involved. Random vs. Intelligence - I would choose intelligence being the catalyst. Of coarse, this is for those who do not believe in God, or that a Creator was involved, because Creator God could have used evolution as the process in creation. God being in the equation is the only way I could possibly believe in evolution. Another topic for another thread would be Intelligent Design, which I think should be taught in schools.
The other question I have that was never satisfactorily answered is where did the gases come from that started the Big Bang? Professors never did agree, and some stated that Cosmology was "junk science," yet Cosmology is what they referred to when attempting to explain. So I, and my questions, were dismissed, which never did settle well with me. I want the answers and they could not fully deliver.
I can barely make any attempt to discuss this topic as I am completely ignorant to these issues. The more I try to share, the more my ignorance will show. So, if I drop out of the conversation, it will only be because you have all gone way over my small head. Still, I am glad to read and learn.
Looking forward to learning more and I will gladly follow this topic. I apologize for deviating from the original OP, but these things were on my mind and I decided to leave them here and you can do with them what you choose. At this time in my early stages of being an active reader and contributor to the forums, I have a lot of difficulty finding some of the topics that I have read, but I have opted to follow these topics so that in the future I may find them more easily.
Peace to you all!
In His Service,